Clockwork ghosts and the patterns of departed souls comprise a techno-synergetic society. A microcosm of human habitation flies across the vast loneliness of space. Generations aboard it live and die. So long have the people travelled that to them time and history and people of Earth recede into phantom remembrances. Memories collect in the Library of the Dead – so many. Thousands. Until even the oldest among them fade and are kept alive in a second life – memories of memories.